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Richard Kriehn
  • 56, Male
  • Colton, WA
  • United States
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Richard Kriehn is the Program Coordinator for the School of Music and also teaches violin, guitar class, Survey of Music Literature and Introduction to Music Technology. He also holds the position of principle second violin for the Washington/Idaho Symphony. Mr. Kriehn earned his BM from Boise State University and his MA in Music from Washington State University.
Mr. Kriehn has performed with the Boise Philharmonic, Arkansas Symphony, Nashville Chamber Orchestra and the Alabama Symphony. He also served as concertmaster and a founding member of Boise Baroque Chamber Orchestra (Boise, Idaho). Before moving to the Pacific Northwest, he and his family lived just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. While in Tennessee, he toured with Travis Tritt, Aaron Tippin and Michael Peterson, was a member of the Nashville Mandolin Ensemble and was a member of the bluegrass group “1946.” When Richard wasn’t traveling, he transcribed mandolin books for Mel Bay Publications (four to date) and performed studio work. During his five years in Nashville, he appeared at many diverse venues: Country Gold Festival, Kumamoto, Japan; The Rosie O’Donnell Show (ABC); The Grand Ole’ Opry (TNN); Walker, Texas Ranger (CBS); Farm Aid 2000 (TNN). One of his favorite musical memories, however, happened right here in the Palouse. In October of 2006, he was asked to be a guest performer on “A Prairie Home Companion” when the show came through Pullman and broadcast a live radio show from Beasley Coliseum.
He now lives in Colton Washington with his wife Danette, and their three children Caitlyn, Zachary and Joshua.

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